Friday, October 29, 2010

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

The twilight is approaching,
The night is approaching,
Let us ask God for help
and for protection
From evil spirits,
Who in darkness practise
Their cunning most.

Andrzej Trzecieski [Andreas Trecesius]
Polish humanist and poet

Quoted in At Day's Close: Night in Times Past
by A. Roger Ekirch (2005)